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guy

a rope, chain, wire, etc., for anchoring an object, such as a radio mast, in position or for steadying or guiding it while being hoisted or lowered

Guy

Buddy, real name George Guy. born 1936, US blues singer and guitarist

Guy

 

(Russian, leer; from Dutch leier), a rope on a ship used to set fore-and-aft sails, guard deck openings, guard open decks where there are no protective coamings or bulwarks, or suspend hoses while transferring liquid fuel when under way. On modern ships the permanent or movable guard rails consist of metal stanchions at least 1 m high with holes through which two or three guys (manropes) are passed.

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(engineering)
A rope or wire securing a pole, derrick, or similar temporary structure in a vertical position.

guy

A supporting rope, cable, or wire which is anchored at one end and tied to an object or structure in order to stabilize it.
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It will make fun, and I don't mind being a guy if I'm comfortable.
What wit in the world can persuade another that the story of the Princess Floripes and Guy of Burgundy is not true, or that of Fierabras and the bridge of Mantible, which happened in the time of Charlemagne?
I dwell by dale and down," quoth he, "And Robin to take I'm sworn; And when I am called by my right name, I am Guy of good Gisborne.
This operation concluded, they hastily clambered over her sides, sliding down the guy ropes to the ground.
a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river; And, Guy De Vere, hast thou no tear?
It is Guy of Gisbourne, and thou mayst have heard it before.
And, Guy, I half mistrust this fellow who hath offered to assist us.
You listen to me, and sing like you did for that leper guy.
I should like to tell you of Guy of Warwick, of King Horn, of William and the Werewolf, and of many others.
I was settin' in me kitchen eatin' a bowl of soup, when this guy comes in an' gets gay wid me.
In passing over the surrounding plains, Barbicane noticed a great number of less important mountains; and among others a little ringed one called Guy Lussac, the breadth of which measured twelve miles.
The man with the red tie" (that was my cosmopolite), said he, "got hot on account of things said about the bum sidewalks and water supply of the place he come from by the other guy.